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The Food Lab Turbo: Easy Grilled Cornish Hens and Zucchini with Lemon-Oregano Marinade, Tzatziki, and Greek Salad

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

Last year I went into some pretty extensive detail about how to grill chickens for optimum crisp skin, grilled flavor, and tender, juicy, evenly cooked meat. The key? Butterflying (aka spatchcocking). It's a simple technique that lets you to cook your chicken flat, allowing rendering fat to drip out and providing the best path toward crispy skin. Want to make things even easier? Do what I do during the summer: grill Cornish hens instead of chickens. They're small enough to make an individual serving, not to mention extremely tender and juicy, with a very mild, delicate flavor. More

The Food Lab: Grilled Cornish Hens with Rosemary and Lemon

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

Young chickens—and Cornish hens are simply chickens under one month of age—have extremely tender, juicy meat. They're like the veal or suckling pigs of the farmyard avian world. But can you get excellent flavor and gush-in-your-mouth juiciness? Therein lies the rub. More

Sunday Supper: Butterflied Cornish Hens with Almond Couscous

Serious Eats Sydney Oland 3 comments

This meal is ideal for Sundays when you're craving something a little bit fancy, but don't want to spend hours hovering over the stove. The butterflied hens cook quickly, and serving them with couscous makes this meal come together in no time. More

Cook the Book: Jamaican Barbecue Banana Birds

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

According to Rick Browne, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, The Best Barbecue on Earth, Jamaica "may well be the birthplace of barbecue in its most classic sense: slow, smoky cooking over low heat." Jerks—from chicken, pork, and... More

A Valentine's Menu for Hard-Up Lovers

The Paupered Chef 4 comments

Together, Nick Kindelsperger and Blake Royer are the Paupered Chef. These frugal cooks offer an easy, cost-effective menu for romance. With recipes for mussels, Cornish hen, and chocolate truffles. More

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